Tisha B'Av

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Registered: 01-13-1997
Tisha B'Av
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 12:18pm

Today is Tisha B'Av, commemorating the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem. Other misfortunes for the Jewish people have occurred on this date as well. Are you doing anything to honor the day?

I have to admit that I was going to go to my synagogue last night for services, but I was just too tired and skipped it. I've never fasted for this holiday, have you?

Here's some information:

http://www.jewfaq.org/holidayd.htm
http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/08/09/3088908/Jews-mark-tisha-bav-at-western-wall
http://urj.org/holidays/tishabav/

Janet